2017 Articles Archive

2017 Articles Archive

Agung’s eruption worse than Bali bombing, say hoteliers

Hoteliers in Bali say the impact of Mount Agung's eruption is larger than the 2002 Bali bombing, and are crying for more efforts and...

Swire Travel begins new chapter as Connexus

The Swire Travel name has lived out the last days of its 69-year legacy with the regional TMC officially rebranded to Connexus by the...

Tourasia co-owns Diethelm and is in driver’s seat

Swiss tour operator Tourasia has emerged as a substantial shareholder of Diethelm Travel Group (DTG) with its founder/managing director (MD) Stephan Roemer taking the...

LCC Norwegian mulls adding more longhaul flights to Singapore

After making its entrance in Asia with the launch of Singapore-London flights last month, LCC Norwegian yesterday said it is considering increasing frequency on...

Making his own mark at Capella Hotel Group

Capella Hotel Group is now headquartered in Singapore after its founder, legendary hotelier Horst Schulze, sold the group to the Kwee family. Its new CEO, Nicholas Clayton, is his own man eager to make his own mark.

Maldives airport undergoes further transformation

The Maldives' Velana International Airport, renamed from Male International Airport earlier this year, has now deployed Amadeus' airport management solutions in anticipation of an...

A familiar face helms Thai tourism but Kobkarn will be missed

Thailand’s Cabinet reshuffle on November 24 sees the return of former minister of tourism and sports, Weerasak Kowsurat, to the role, replacing Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul...

Expedia offers to lower commissions – strings attached

Expedia is holding out an olive branch to hotels, offering to lower commissions for the roomnights it generates, on the condition they reinvest the...

What luxury buyers are watching out for in 2018

The speed of change in the luxury travel market takes the breath away. ILTM buyers and ILTM Collection’s director Alison Gilmore describe its impact to Raini Hamdi and give their take on the what to watch for in 2018

Expedia tips voice as the biggest disrupter in travel

Expedia Inc predicts that voice will trump over chatbots and artificial intelligence as the biggest disrupter in travel in the near term. The company, which...

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